"The Knocks": Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 members get the big news

Enshrinement Published on : 2/8/2024
The newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame are defensive end/outside linebacker DWIGHT FREENEY, linebacker RANDY GRADISHAR, kick returner/punt returner/wide receiver DEVIN HESTER, wide receiver ANDRE JOHNSON, defensive tackle/nose tackle STEVE McMICHAEL, defensive end/linebacker JULIUS PEPPERS and linebacker PATRICK WILLIS. 

Freeney, Gradishar, Hester, Johnson, Peppers and Willis learned of their election to the Class of 2024 presented by Visual Edge IT when another Hall of Famer knocked on their door. McMichael and his wife, Misty, received the news in a phone call from his former Bears teammate RICHARD DENT.

Watch a compilation of those encounters here:

The other Hall of Famers who delivered the news to the new class members were:
•    TONY DUNGY for Dwight Freeney
•    BRUCE SMITH for Julius Peppers
•    EDGERRIN JAMES for Devin Hester
•    CRIS CARTER for Andre Johnson
•    STEVE ATWATER for Randy Gradishar
•    BRYANT YOUNG for Patrick Willis

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